Education Coordinator, South Sudan

Maban, South Sudan Full-time

Education Coordinator

Position type and closing date

Please note that this is an unaccompanied position

The position will be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is identified

Contract duration: 1 year with possibility for extension, starting date ASAP


LWF World Service

The World Service is the internationally recognized humanitarian and development arm of the Lutheran World Federation, assisting people in need irrespective of their ethnicity, religion or gender. We implement programs worldwide, working with both local and international partners, helping communities achieve their full potential and advocate for their universal rights. Our partners include Lutheran Churches and their related agencies, the European Commission (ECHO), the US Government (BPRM) and UNHCR, with whom we are a key implementing partner. For additional information please see


Basic purpose of the position

The Education Coordinator – East Nile (Upper Nile) State will be responsible for the overall supervision and management of LWF’s Education programs in the four refugee camps in Maban.

Reporting and Communication lines: The Education Coordinator will report to the Team Leader based in Maban.


Required qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Education from a recognized institution.

Knowledge and experience

  • A minimum of five years’ international experience managing large education projects in a humanitarian setting with many staff in a reputable international organization.
  • Excellent team work and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in training facilitation, conducting assessments, baselines and evaluations using participatory methodologies; data analysis and interpretation.
  • Possession of practical skills in writing concept notes, donor proposals and reports.
  • Sound understanding of project management cycle, INEE, humanitarian principles and standards including SPHERE, CHS and the Code of Conduct
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • Capacity and willingness to be flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.

Language skills

  • Advanced written and spoken English
  • Knowledge of Arabic would be an added advantage.


Main duties

Program management

  • Responsible for the implementation of the education activities in accordance with approved time schedules, budgets, applicable guidelines and standards and related LWF and donor guidelines.
  • Supervise the assigned education staff and ensure the staff prepare and follow weekly and monthly work plans.
  • Oversee training workshops on education for the target beneficiaries in the refugee camps and host community.
  • Oversee and give guidance on technical trainings as identified by the needs of beneficiaries.
  • Oversee the participatory needs assessments and identify issues affecting education operations in the project area as organized by relevant agencies.
  • Design education data collection forms and carry out school management assessments in conjunction with the education personnel.
  • Oversee the implementation of Early Childhood Development, Primary Ecuation, Accelerated Learning programme, Secondary Education, Adult Literacy, WASH in schools and Vocational Skills training in the refugee camps and host community.
  • Lead the organization, planning and management of education interventions.
  • Lead the organization of training workshops for teachers, PTA and SMC for the schools in the camps.
  • Monitor the activities of the schools supported and provide necessary advice.
  • As appropriate, contribute to building the capacity of the County Education Departments (CED) in the project area for improved education management
  • Prepare and submit weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual operational plans and reports of education activities
  • Document case studies, best practices and lessons leant from each of the activities implemented as per the approved log frames.
  • Coordinate the distribution of scholastic materials to the LWF supported schools.
  • Undertake continuous monitoring of project activities.


Human Resources

  • Develop staff performance objectives together with Education staff and manage the performance of staff under his/her direct supervision.
  • Maintain team work and an enabling working environment for Education and other field teams including ensuring clear reporting and communication channels and regular documented meetings.
  • Support the professional development of the Education team members through conducting regular performance appraisal of the team members
  • Support the identification of training needs and plan and their execution.
  • Ensure that the skills of national staff are developed and utilized to the fullest extent possible for the furtherance of the program
  • Contribute to the safety and security of Education staff, advise and consult with the LWF/WS Team Leader on security matters, and take appropriate action in line with the security policy.
  • Implement planned activities, ensuring compliance by way of guiding Education staff and inducting them into organizational systems and procedures.



  • Certifiy all requests for education related procurement and contracts in conjunction with the Procurement Committee and ensure that procurement of project supplies is done in accordance with established LWF and donor policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate with logistics staff for timely delivery and distribution of education related supplies to the project areas.
  • Ensure timely and consistent review of education budget and actual utilization of budget and take appropriate corrective actions with concerned staff timely.



  • Represent LWF and liaise with government partners at local or state level in coordination meetings and workshops related to education.
  • Maintain a close and consultative working relationship with stakeholders, including UNHCR, through frequent formal and informal contact, coordination and collaboration.
  • Actively participate in coordination meetings with UNHCR and other agencies.
  • Maintain the requisite consultative relationships with the relevant governmental authorities at county and state level, and other agencies engaged in rendering assistance related  to the Education objectives of 
  • Foster and maintain good coordination and collaboration with international and bilateral funding partners, particularly UNHCR, governments and their agencies, and other international and national NGOs.
  • Work as Acting Team Leader when required in the absence of the Team Leader.
  • Carryout any other appropriate duties as assigned by the Team Leader.

 The candidates are expected to share the core values of LWF.



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